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So you think you know Gateshead?

So you think you know Gateshead? Who is the first known person to make a written reference to Gateshead?  The earliest written records of coalmining being carried out in Gateshead date back to which year?  Who established the first Iron & Steelworks in Gateshead in 1748? In 1883, in competition with Thomas Edison in the USA,…

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So you think you know Sunderland?

So you think you know Sunderland? Archaeological evidence suggests Sunderland was first settled when?  In which year was the Borough of Sunderland created? In 1831, what type of epidemic broke out in Sunderland that went on to kill an estimated 32,000 people? Approximately how many houses were damaged or destroyed in Sunderland during WW2? Sunderland…

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So you think you know Workington?

So you think you know Workington? In 1566, who was the eminent unexpected guest for 3 nights at Workington Hall? In the mid 19th century Henry Bessemer, established a steelworks at Workington to implement his revolutionary new steel making process because of what property of the coal? In 1927, Workington’s Lonsdale Dock was refurbished and…

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So you think you know Barrow-in-Furness?

So you think you know Barrow? There’s strong archaeological evidence to suggest the Barrow area was first settled in what period? The population of Barrow at the 2011 census was recorded as? Furness Abbey was founded by the Savigniac Order of monks in what century? What was the name of Barrow’s first shipbuilding company established…

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So you think you know Whitehaven?

So you think you know Whitehaven? Whitehaven’s last working mine, Haig Pit, closed in what year By the mid-18th Century, Whitehaven had become one of the country’s main importers of what product from America In 1778, Whitehaven harbour was attacked by unfriendly American forces. Its the only ever such attack by America on British soil….

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So you think you know Penrith?

So you think you know Penrith? The Penrith area is known to have been first settled by the Romans. They built two forts in the area at which two villages? The name ‘Penrith’ is derived from the Celtic language, translating to English as what? In 1907, Penrith is known to have at least how many…

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